“Light the Beam Some Other Day”: 76ers Broadcast Trolls Kings After Joel Embiid-less Team Grabs 129-127 Win

Advait Jajodia
|Published January 22, 2023

With both teams entering the contest having won a few consecutive games, the Philadelphia 76ers-Sacramento Kings clash promised to be an entertaining one. However, with James Harden and Joel Embiid ruled out of the clash a few hours prior, De’Aaron Fox and co. were expected to hand Doc Rivers’ boys the first loss amid their 5-game road trip.

The closely-fought battle witnessed merely 2 lead changes & 2 ties. After 48 minutes of action-packed basketball being played, the Pennsylvania-based organization clinched a 129-127 victory.

The pairing of Domantas Sabonis(16/9/10) and Fox (31 points & 9 assists) had a pretty great outing. However, thanks to the 6 players on the Sixers’ roster with double-digit points, the team managed to snap SacTown’s 6-game win streak.

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NBCS Philly trolls the Sacramento Kings

Tobias Harris, Montrezl Harrell, and Georges Niang went on to record 17 points each, with Shake Milton and De’Anthony Melton combining for 29 points and 12 assists. However, it was Tyrese Maxey who had the best performance of the night.

Replacing an injured Harden in the team’s starting five, the 22-year-old played 41:18 minutes and recorded 32 points, 6 assists, and 3 rebounds.

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The Sixers’ broadcast decided to troll the California-based organization. NBCS Philly wrote “Light the beam some other day” during the postgame interview.

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As soon as the photo went viral all over social media, NBA Twitter couldn’t help but laugh.

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Joel Embiid and the Sixers move up a spot in the standings

After their win and with the Milwaukee Bucks’ loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Philadelphia 76ers have now moved up one spot in the Eastern Conference.

Trailing the Boston Celtics by 4.5 games, JoJo and co. sit #2 with an impressive 30-16 record.

While the likes of Maxey, Harden, Tobias, and others have been extremely consistent, the team has been performing well due to Joel’s MVP-like campaign.

It’ll be interesting to see Philly’s record by the All-Star break.

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Advait Jajodia

Advait Jajodia

A 20-year-old with a BBA degree specializing in marketing, Advait Jajodia is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush and a passionate basketball enthusiast. Advait has been immersed in the world of basketball since picking up a basketball at the age of 9. Excelling as a two-time national-level player, specifically as a point guard during the Golden State Warriors' dominant era, he draws inspiration from the electrifying style of Stephen Curry. Beyond the NBA, Advait finds joy in playing various sports, exploring intriguing conspiracy theories, and boosting his 2K rating to 99. He also holds admiration for athletes like Rafael Nadal, Virat Kohli, and Phil Foden, recognizing their exceptional skills.

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